80 Dana 44 front axle spindles

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  1. Ruckus Higginbotham

    Ruckus Higginbotham Farmall Cub

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    Ok folks.... I’ve never done this and found a couple things that help in the search box but how do I proceed pulling these spindles off. Top and bottom are loose. The pic is of my current situation. 1E3D00EA-0F3A-49C9-8A72-CC66C93C7441.jpeg Thanks in advance.
     
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    Deadblow hammer. A couple wacks on each side and it should separate from the knuckle.
     
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    Ruckus Higginbotham Farmall Cub

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    Hit the spindle with a dead low?
     
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    Yep, like orange ones from Harbor Freight, thick plastic coated hammers. The spindle is just stuck to the knuckle if you’ve pulled all 8 nuts off.
     
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    Then get a flat head screw driver and separate the two.
     
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    jeff campbell Lives in an IH Dealership

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    Yup. Smack it down, then up.use a piece of wood against it. It will just barely come loose. Then pry it apart. If it don't come loose after up an down, then go side to side. They're very tight
     
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    Dana Strong Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    The first thing that needs to be done is to clean the outside of everything well.
    I use blocks of lead as dead-blow hammers, or a standard heavy hammer pounding on a block of wood against the metal, to keep from damaging parts.
     

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